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  • Presidential patches

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Joseph Ryker (left), wounded warrior, who just returned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, explains the significance of the 25th Infantry Division (ID) patch and combat patch to Punahou School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Staff Sgt. Daniel Dangaran, as Lt. Col. Randy Wardle, commander, 25th ID Rear Detachment, listens, Jan. 12. Dangaran carried the patches during the Presidential Inauguration parade with his JROTC unit, Tuesday.

  • Green issues, housing take center stage

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As we look back at the year that has passed, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dedication to serving personnel and families continues to shine through green initiatives, upgraded housing and beautification efforts across our installations. 2008 brought great change to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the population it supports. Through continued relationships and communication between commands and the community, the garrison has consistently made progress.

  • Castle High School students work together, learn communication skills at Leadership Reaction Course

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Approximately 100 freshman students from Castle High School's Lokahi Academy in Kaneohe tested their team and leadership skills at the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC), here, Jan. 15.

  • Community issues solved faster, closer to garrison level

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More people showed up at the Battle Command Training Center, Jan. 12, than she had expected, but U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) customer service officer Ophelia Isreal didnAca,!a,,ct mind.

  • Different Strokes: Military ohana develops talent at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the stroke of a paintbrush, many projects come to life. Whether painting a room, creating a piece of art, or touching up furniture, painting adds a creative, personal touch, turning the blandest of projects into a work of art.

  • Keen Edge 2009 Exercise Video

    Jan 22, 2009

    Keen Edge 2009 Video

  • Shafter Elementary first in innovation at state robotics competition

    Jan 22, 2009

    Shafter ElementaryAca,!a,,cs robotics team, the Aca,!A"ShafterbotsAca,!A?, won the first place award for the best innovative solution at this yearAca,!a,,cs Hawaii State FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament last Sunday.

  • Leaders meet to discuss SoI future in Kirkuk province

    Jan 22, 2009

    On Apr. 1 the Government of Iraq will begin to pay the salaries of the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, where the SoI are a group of almost 9,000 Iraqi men providing security in neighborhoods and at critical infrastructure locations across the province. Some of the SoI will transition to other security forces (Iraqi Army or Police), while others may go into skilled-trade jobs or government positions.

  • Full-spectrum of Aviation Brigade assets combine for UAV recovery mission

    Jan 22, 2009

    Elements of all six battalions of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, including AH-64 Apaches, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, unmanned aerial systems and a company of Pathfinders, came together Jan. 20 to recover an unmanned aerial vehicle that made an emergency landing near Baji, north of Tikrit.

  • Rotor Wash

    Jan 21, 2009

  • Village leader identifies booby-trapped house for destruction

    Jan 21, 2009

  • MND-N Units

    Jan 21, 2009

  • Why we serve: 4-9 Cav. Regt. Soldiers continue family tradition with combat deployment

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" Why do Soldiers serve'

  • Army 'lifer' re-ups

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- A Soldier from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commitment to improving Soldiers lives led him to reenlist indefinitely at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Jan. 17.

  • IA receives combat gear, conducts training at Besmaya Range

    Jan 20, 2009

  • 2-10 Aviation Battalion Pathfinders conduct counter-smuggling

    Jan 19, 2009

    The Pathfinders of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade bring their unique blend of Aviation and Infantry tactics to counter-smuggling Operation Blackhawk Pickett in Iraq's Diyala province Dec. 26 - Jan. 10.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion power generation equipment repairer lends expertise to Iraqi Army

    Jan 19, 2009

    277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's senior power generation equpiment repairer spent the past two and a half months attached to the Iraqi Army Support and Service Institute in Camp Taji, where he helped develop a program of instruction based on training modules developed by the U.S. Army.

  • 6-6 Cavalry Kiowas provide over watch, security for Operations Kamehameha I and II

    Jan 19, 2009

    6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior weapons teams provide security and reconnaissance to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division ground troops as they conduct Operations Kamehameha I and II near Balad Dec. - Jan.

  • Family Strong Series prepares family members for reintegration

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"I took on a lot of responsibility when my dad left,Aca,!A? said 22-year-old Julian White. Aca,!A"As the eldest, I felt I needed to be a role model and help out more.Aca,!A? Although the White family is no stranger to deployment Aca,!" currently in their sixth, according to mom, Sybille White Aca,!" they do not get any easier.

  • 'Daddy Boot Camp' prepares Soldiers for fatherhood

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Being a Soldier is tough, but perhaps being a father is tougher. Soldiers prepare themselves for a life of service to their country through extensive training and preparation; however, according to many Soldiers, nothing prepares them for fatherhood.

  • Operation Special Delivery eases pain of childbirth, provides support

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Preparing for a babyAca,!a,,cs arrival begins long before labor and delivery. Having the support of family and friends during a pregnancy is key to a healthy and happy delivery.

  • Keiki get crafty at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With paintbrush in hand, Dillan Alter looked down at a pile of various dollops of paint, contemplating which color to use next.

  • Army family member defies odds, sinks competition

    Jan 16, 2009

    WAIPIO, Hawaii Aca,!" Standing on the starting block during the 2008-09 Hawaiian Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships, at the Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Center/Central Oahu Regional Park, here, Dec. 20, 17-year-old Trey GeorgeAca,!a,,cs 6-foot, 4-inch, 180-pound stature wasnAca,!a,,ct the only thing that set him apart from the others. Reaching across his chest, and approximately 7-inches in length, is a scar that tells a story of great triumph, although George barely notices it.

  • Commander highlights successes of 2008

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As the military ohana embraces the changes to come in 2009, many see these changes as a time to reflect on the year that has passed, although, the year was not one some people will look back on fondly. Rising unemployment, home foreclosures, inflation and bankruptcy dominated many newspaper headlines.

  • 536th Maintenance Company Returns from 12-month Iraq Deployment

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers from the 536th Maintenance Company were welcomed home Jan. 10 following a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Soldiers of the company played a vital role in vehicle upkeep as the only direct-support maintenance company on Camp Taji, Iraq, located approximately 10 miles north of Baghdad. Additionally, the Soldiers of the unit also provided convoy security and worked with the Iraqi military providing them maintenance and supply assistance and training.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 350 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade formally said goodbye to their families and friends during a deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later this month the Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to begin a 12-month rotation and assume responsibility for the Joint Logistics Command.

  • Biden, Graham meet local Kirkuk Province political officials

    Jan 14, 2009

    Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, U.S vice president-elect, met and spoke with local Kirkuk Provincial officials in his role as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a visit to Kirkuk, Iraq, Jan. 13. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined him along with military commanders from Multi-National Corps-Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karla P. Elliott, 11th Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S.

    Jan 12, 2009

    India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon, Indian Army director of general military operations 7 JAN 09

  • Arming the Army, John M. Browning

    Jan 12, 2009

    Aca,!A"Pater Artium NecessitasAca,!A?: Necessity is the Father of Invention.

  • Ambassadors of Hollywood Visit COB Speicher

    Jan 11, 2009

    The Ambassadors of Hollywood come from backgrounds ranging from professional acting to reality television and beauty contests.

  • USAG Hawaii: 2008 Year in Review

    Jan 9, 2009

    Deployments, increased support for Soldiers and families made 2008 a year to remember for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Cheers from the North Pole

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 130 Soldiers and family members celebrated the holidays at the Single Soldier Christmas Eve party, Dec. 24, at the Tropics Recreation Center. Attendees participated in casino games, won over $2,000 in prizes, including a 47-inch high definition television, and enjoyed a catered Hawaiian meal.

  • The joys (and woes) of pet ownership

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The term Aca,!A"man's best friend" brings to mind companionship and unconditional love. A pet can walk with you, listen when you need to vent, and provide safety for your family and home.

  • Children create storybooks, become novelists at library

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"My alien has one big eye, purple spaghetti hair and octopus legs,Aca,!A? explained 9-year-old Marli Flores. She then began to draw the main character on the cover of her newly written masterpiece at the Sgt. Yano Library, recently.

  • Indian army plans future operations with U.S.

    Jan 8, 2009

    Less than two months after a series of terrorist attacks on the people of India, senior officials from the U.S. Army, Pacific, joined by the Marine Forces Pacific and Special Operations Command, Pacific, met with members of the Indian army for the 13th annual Indian Executive Steering Group to coordinate training engagements between the ground forces of the two countries.

  • "First in, last out" battalion deploys to Iraq

    Jan 5, 2009

    More than 375 Soldiers of the 65th Engineer Battalion, part of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command will deploy to the Tikrit area, north of Baghdad, in early January 2009 and will support the 25th Infantry Division with route clearance, combat engineering missions. During the 12-month deployment the Soldiers will also assist and train their Iraqi counterparts.

  • MNC-I Commander Visits 3/25 Broncos

    Jan 2, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, is welcomed by Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, upon arrival at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 30. The two key leaders of U.S.-in-Iraq forces met briefly prior to AustinAca,!a,,cs trip to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters.

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    Dec 30, 2008

  • Two lives reunite in Iraq for Christmas

    Dec 27, 2008

  • Petraeus welcomes Task Force Lightning

    Dec 26, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. Central Command, cites the U.S. Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment during a re-enlistment ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, during a Christmas day visit Dec. 25 in which many Soldiers furthered their commitment to the U.S. Army. Petraeus, the top U.S. general officer in Iraq, commended the Soldiers for their devotion to serve during wartime, personally shaking hands with each of the re-enlisting Soldiers.

  • Deployed Soldier Assumes Santa Role

    Dec 26, 2008

    Spc. Chase Martin, an intelligence analyst with G2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, invites fellow Soldiers to claim one of the dozens of holiday gift boxes under a Christmas tree at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 25. Martin found himself in the role of Santa Claus after his family sent him more than 100 gift boxes, filled with presents generously donated by family, friends and military supporters back in his hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • 2008 'Hope and Freedom Tour' Thrills Balad

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston opens the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A? with a word of thanks and appreciation to the guest entertainers for volunteering their time to perform for the troops and to military servicemembers for their service at Joint Base BaladAca,!a,,cs Sustainer Theater, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour marked the 7th annual advent of the Aca,!A"Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A?, which brings many well-known entertainers to overseas to perform for deployed servicemembers.

  • Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hosptial, Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is welcomed by Command Sergeant Major Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston led the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Hope and Freedom Tour,Aca,!A? an annual tour which brings many prominent entertainers overseas to perform for deployed military personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • Installations to receive new SWET training devices

    Dec 22, 2008

    Power-projection platforms across the Army will soon receive the new Shallow Water Egress Trainers, or SWETs, designed to keep deploying Soldiers from drowning when their vehicles overturn into water.

  • Hawaii's Hale Koa has something for everyone

    Dec 19, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers and family members looking for a night out on the town neednAca,!a,,ct look any further than the Hale Koa Hotel. The hotel is not just for vacationers and it offers a wide variety of entertainment options for everyone from the single Soldier to couples and children in every price range.

  • 'Wolfhounds' bring holiday cheer to Japanese orphans

    Dec 19, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Filled with holiday spirit and softly humming Christmas tunes, 27th Infantry Regiment Aca,!A"Wolfhounds,Aca,!A? Soldiers and family members gathered at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Dec. 15, for an annual gift wrapping party.

  • Wheeler's 599th Transportation Group helps its own during holidays

    Dec 18, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" The 599th Transportation Group at Wheeler Army Airfield is getting into the spirit of the holidays by sponsoring an Army family. The Smock family grew from two members to six, Oct. 8, when Belinda Garza-Smock had quadruplets Caiden Matthew, Christian Thomas, Cameron Matthew and Chloe Isla at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits Speicher

    Dec 18, 2008

    Navy Admiral Mike G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as the U.S. military in Iraq leaders embark on a trip visit to Samarra, Iraq, Dec. 18. While in Samarra, Caslen and Mullen visited the Mosque of the Golden Dome with several officials of the Government of Iraq and other U.S. military leaders. (Photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • 25ID Commander Featured on Iraqi Radio

    Dec 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, appears on Iraqi radio program Aca,!A"Special InterviewsAca,!A? with host Lobnan Obadie Dec. 17 in Tikrit, Iraq. Caslen fielded on-air questions from Iraqi callers alongside Salah Ad Din Provincial Governor Hamood Shekti al Qaisi.

  • Army/Iraqi Brothers in Arms

    Dec 17, 2008

    Adel Shnaif Lakal, an Iraqi Policeman, poses for a photo with Savanna, Georgia native, Spc. Daniel Flowers, of B. Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at a radio station in Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 17. The two warriors for Iraqi freedom quickly struck up a fast friendship while on a mission, despite a language barrier.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • U.S. Iraqi Diplomat Talks With 25th ID Leaders

    Dec 16, 2008

    Thomas C. Krajeski, senior advisor for northern affairs to the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, sits down with Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, and Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Deputy Commanding General Aca,!" Support, MND-N, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 16, Iraq to welcome Task Force Lightning and discuss past and future plans for northern Iraq.

  • Army Commander Partners with Reconstruction Team

    Dec 16, 2008

    Wayne Wei-Siang Hseih, Tuz satellite provincial reconstruction team leader, meets with Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, at Forward Operating Base Berstein, near Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq (approximately 106 miles north of Baghdad), Dec. 16 to discuss Task Force Lightnings plans for continuing support to the people of northern Iraq. Provincial reconstruction teams utilize united efforts between the U.S. Military and the people of Iraq to re-establish a self-sufficient governing state.

  • B. Company 2/27 "Wolfhounds" Perform MRAP Ops

    Dec 16, 2008

    Laie, Hawaii native 1st Sgt. Von Auna, First Sergeant, B. Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, rides inside a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a convoy mission outside of Forward Operating Base Bernstein, near Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq Dec. 15. Auna leads his Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and adds another page to the storied "Wolfhounds" history.

  • Isle keiki send Soldiers holiday cheer

    Dec 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A brightly colored holiday card decorated with a Christmas tree and American flag read, Aca,!A"My Christmas wish this year is for you to be home with your family.Aca,!A?

  • Mele Kalikimaka: Military riders participate in Toys For Tots run

    Dec 16, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 6,000 motorcycles of all makes and sizes thundered through Waikiki during the 34th Annual Street Bikers United Hawaii Toy Run Parade benefiting the Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots, Dec. 7.

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    Dec 16, 2008 is now

  • AMR families celebrate holiday spirit at Fun Fest

    Dec 15, 2008

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" A long way from the North Pole, Santa Claus arrived at the 12th Annual Holiday Fun Fest here, Dec. 6, with a smile on his face and greeted excited children of all ages.

  • Generals Loop lights up night, installation

    Dec 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, friends and family members gathered at Generals Loop, here, for the annual Community Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • 3 ACR, RHHT Soldier Emphasizes Safety

    Dec 14, 2008

    Spc. Lennard Lebrette, a combat medic with 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, buckles his safety belt inside a Mine Resistant Aambush Protected vehicle at Foward Operating Base Marez, Iraq. "We lost two Soldiers because they failed to buckle up," Lebrette said, cautioning of the dangers of neglecting standing safety precautions, even in heavy armor tactical vehicles.

  • Arctic Wolf Soldiers Honor Fallen Soldiers, Friends

    Dec 14, 2008

    A group of "Arctic Wolves" Soldiers embrace at a memorial for Staff Sgt. Solomon Sam and Sgt. John Savage at Forward Operating Base Marez Dec. 10. Solomon served as a heavy equipment operator and squad leader of 3rd Platoon 523rd "Wolverine" Battalion, Savage served two tours of duty in Mosul, his latest with the 94th Engineer Battalion. Both Soldiers lost their lives following an improvised explosive detonated outisde of FOB Marez.

  • Iraqi Army, 25th ID Leaders Meet in Mosul

    Dec 14, 2008

    Iraqi Army leaders met with 25th Infantry Division leaders in the streets of a once-dangerous neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq. Together the two armed forces, sharing the same goal, displayed the vast improvement in the safety and liberty of Iraq.

  • Tropic Lightning

    Dec 14, 2008

  • MND-N CSM Leota Speaks to Lower-Enlisted Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, Multi-National Division - North Command Sgt. Maj., speaks to several lower-enlistged Soldiers in Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12, about the benefits of re-enlistment and battlefield promotions.

  • FOB Gabe's Strykers

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division "Arctic Wolf" Soldier exits a Stryker in Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12 following a short convoy through the streets of Iraq. .

  • U.S. Army/Iraqi Army Camaraderie

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldier enjoys a friendly chat with an Iraqi Army soldier in Forward Operating Base Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12.

  • Arctic Wolves Celebrate the Christmas Season at FOB Warhorse

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldier provides the finishing touches to a Christmas billboard at Forward Operating Base Warhorse Dec. 12. The 1st bde "Arctic Wolves" are stationed out of Fort Wainright, Alaska.

  • Artic Wolves Ride in Comfort and Utility

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Brigade, 25th infantry Division Soldier contently rides in a Stryker vehicle en route to Forward Operating Base Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12. The 1st bde "Arctic Wolves" are stationed out of Fort Wainright, Alaska.

  • Lovett Assumes Command of HHSB

    Dec 14, 2008

    Capt. Joseph J. LeMay, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, welcomes incoming company commander Capt. Kevin W. Lovett, HHSB, 2nd Btn., 8th FA, 1st Bde, 25th ID, at a change of command ceremony on Forward Operating Base Warhorse, in Iraq December 12.

  • MND-N Command Sergeant Major

    Dec 13, 2008

    Task Force Lightning Leaders pay a visit to Bravo Company 1/5, 25ID.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Support Soldiers Make It Happen For YS55

    Dec 12, 2008

    Task Force 35, stationed at Sagami Depot, 10 kilometers north of Camp Zama, is part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Its Soldiers are among the more than 1,000 American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen participating in Yama Sakura 55, along with their counterparts from the Japanese ground, air and maritime services. Yama Sakura is a bilateral U.S.-Japan, computerized command post exercise designed to better the defense of Japan, and to protect each countryAca,!a,,cs interests throughout East Asia.

  • Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr. quote

    Dec 12, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., Commander, 25th Infantry Division and Task Force Lighting

  • Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, MND-N Commander

    Dec 12, 2008

  • 25th ID Links Package

    Dec 12, 2008

  • Schofield Barracks Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Dec 9, 2008

    The 552nd Military Police Company returned to Hawaii from Iraq Dec. 3. During their 15-month deployment, the 160 member company worked closely with the Iraqi Police conducting patrols and training missions in order to ensure a better way of life from the countryAca,!a,,cs citizens.

  • Education Front: Motivational speaker Michael Walden focuses on attitude

    Dec 4, 2008

    EWA BEACH, Hawaii Aca,!" Well-known motivational speaker Michael Walden made his first Hawaii appearance at Iroquois Point Elementary School here, Nov. 19. Walden began his speaking career 17 years ago as a sergeant in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 82nd Airborne Division and since then more than 100,000 students have heard him speak.

  • 25th CAB gives Outdoor Recreation Center a much-needed makeover

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A fresh coat of paint made a big difference at the Outdoor Recreation Center here, recently. Dressed in jeans and paint-splattered T-shirts, six Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade cleaned, trimmed and painted the walls inside the nearly 4,000-square-foot building.

  • 25th ID Soldiers Enjoy Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Julga, 3rd Brigade, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, sits down to dine a traditional turkey meal at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, dining facility Nov. 27.

  • COB Speicher Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2008

    COB Speicher's DFAC, Thanksgiving.

  • 25th ID Soldier Enjoys Thanksgiving with Army Family

    Dec 3, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Willie Taylor, brigade targeting officer, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, dines at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq's North Dining Facility with members of his unit, Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Fox and Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Alexander, Nov. 27.

  • Hawaii communities honor veterans

    Nov 16, 2008

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 8.

  • Mixon shares historical rug with 25th ID museum

    Nov 7, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, presents a rug, a large piece of history, to the Tropic Lightning Museum on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The rug was given to Mixon during his Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Blue Star Card helps make deployment bearable

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" ItAca,!a,,cs the last week of the month, and for many Army spouses, itAca,!a,,cs time to celebrate. Another month of deployment is completed, and Darlene Marshall, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR), Blue Star Card Program coordinator, warmly greets spouses as they arrive at the Nehelani Club for the Aca,!A"Big R: Countdown to Redeployment Party.Aca,!A?

  • ACS continues efforts to aid family members with new hires

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the signing of the Army Family Covenant (AFC) last November, Soldiers and family members have seen increased benefits and programs over the past year.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • Survey gives customers representation

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Customers who live, work, train or play on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) will have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback about garrison services. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Installation Management Command (IMCOM) will be releasing its Customer Assessment Survey, which will be used to evaluate and improve the delivery of garrison services and programs to our Soldiers and families.

  • 25th Infantry Soldiers Take Part In AUSA Conference, Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 17, 2008

    Members and leadership of 25th Infantry Division attended the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. October 6-8.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Hope hangs on Clothesline Project

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clothesline Project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii kicked off at the Main Post Exchange, Oct. 1.

  • Quilts warm, comfort the hearts of families with deployed troops

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quilting is a skill I have yet to master, but not because my mother didnAca,!a,,ct try to teach me. As a child, I watched her diligently work at a long table, numerous fabric patterns spread to each side. As she patiently explained the process, I watched her needle-battered fingers tell a story as well.

  • Thousands flock to Schofield for Oktoberfest 2008

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers and family members broke out their lederhosen, feathered hats and appetites for Oktoberfest 2008, at Sills Field, here, Oct. 3. More than 3,000 people enjoyed the German feast of bratwurst, spatzle and sauerkraut, in addition to traditional music and games.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Absentee voting allows everyone to participate

    Oct 15, 2008

    The 2008 presidential campaign has entered the home stretch as Election Day quickly approaches. Soldiers and family members eligible to vote are being encouraged by the Army to take part in this political process.

  • Domestic abuse includes emotional, financial control

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Abusers donAca,!a,,ct Aca,!A"play fair.Aca,!A? They use fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and gain complete power over you. They may threaten you, hurt you or hurt those around you.

  • Commander's Corner: Blue Star Card program shows appreciation

    Oct 15, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" This monthAca,!a,,cs article highlights one of the many programs available to support spouses and family members of deploying Soldiers. As thousands of families prepare for the many challenges that these deployments bring, the entire garrison team remains committed to taking care of your family members while you are deployed.

  • Vehicle care plan prior to deployment crucial

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" After a long and successful deployment, you finally make it back home to Hawaii. What would be better than a drive out to one of the many beautiful beaches or a trip into Honolulu or Waikiki' You and your buddies dump your deployment bags in the barracks and hop in the car and ... dude, where is the car'

  • Military ohana showcase star power

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The reality show craze is in full effect, and people nationwide are yearning for their 15 minutes of fame. Soon after the popular TV reality show Aca,!A"American IdolAca,!A? ended its seventh season, similarly Army HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Operation Rising StarAca,!A? held its final event to determine the installation's best vocalist.

  • Wardle takes charge of Rear Det.

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!"Lt. Col. Randy Wardle assumed duties as the 25th Infantry Division's Rear Detachment commander, Oct. 1. Wardle comes to the position with a wealth of experience in communications, having served as the division's deputy communications officer, the executive officer for the 125th Signal Battalion, G6 for the division, and as the Secretary of General Staff under the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division.